The PhilDev Science and Engineering Scholarship Program helps high achieving Filipinos who are in need of financial support in pursuit of their technical education. The goal of the program is to produce a higher ratio of qualified science and engineering experts and practitioners in the Philippines. As of the present, the program has already given over 100 students on PhilDev-Shell and PhilDev-Goldilocks scholarship grants. The PhilDev Science and Engineering Scholarship Program provides more than funding.
The program offers the scholars access to mentors, coaching and counseling for concerns outside of their studies, and guidance with internship and job placement. The scholars also participate on an annual summer retreat, where they gather for a 3 day teaching and learning event, and share skills in both individual and team settings, work on real world problems, learn critical career skills like resume writing and public speaking, and also, are given the chance to consult gray areas with the attending experts.
The scholarships are funded by donors (companies, non-profits, organizations or individuals) and administered by PhilDev S&T Foundation – Manila. Currently, PhilDev is extremely proud to have Shell as the program’s first donor.
The PhilDev Program Officers meet regularly with students to mentor and guide them through their university years. Soon, the scholars will also be paired with a mentor from the donor organization that could give them more advice on their chosen profession and potential opportunities.
The organization brings together government organizations, the academe and the private industry to help build a robust science and technology environment that values creativity, curiosity by channeling significant investment in STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics) innovation and entrepreneurship.
General weighted average of 90% or above
Civic involvement or participation in co-curricular activities, leadership experience, community involvement, and other factors
Demonstrate a level of financial need, show a family gross income below P500,000 a year
Must be in his/ her sophomore year or higher
Must be a Filipino citizen, without a pending immigration application to any foreign country
Other requirements the donor may require
Students shall attend one of the partner universities
Undergraduate students majoring in specific degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
Students displaying academic excellence and civic involvement
The scholars are expected to maintain their program eligibility.
The scholars shall remain in the Philippines for at least 5 years after graduation, because the purpose of the program is to uplift the Philippines economy in general.
Scholars may be offered a position in the company of the donors or partner companies but are not obliged to accept it.
The scholarship covers school tuition and miscellaneous fees. Monthly stipend and allowances may be awarded to some students with extenuating circumstances.
The grant is renewable every semester, until the recipient finishes his/ her degree, subject to compliance with the scholarship terms and conditions.
How to apply?
Interested applicants may go the Scholarship/ Admission / Financial Aid offices of the partner universities to get an application form, as well as know the list of required documents, including the terms and conditions.
The deadline for the submission of the applications are determined by the partner universities. You shall submit the applications based on their deadlines.
Shortlisted applicants shall go through a panel interview for final screening and selection.
You can also request for an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Luzon State University
De La Salle University – Manila
Mapua Institute of Technology – Manila
University of the Philippines Diliman – Quezon City
University of the Philippines Los Banos – Laguna
University of Sto. Tomas – Manila
University of San Carlos – Cebu City
MSU – Iligan Institute of Technology – Iligan City
Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan – Cagayan de Oro City
Batangas State University
Preferred courses of study
BS Chemical Engineering
BS Electrical Engineering
BS Mechanical Engineering
Further reading, http://www.phildev.org/scholarships/
Submit your application to
The partner school Scholarship and Financial Office
Contact information for inquiry only
325 Lytton Avenue, Suite 4A
Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States
Telephone: +1 650 656 9507
Unit 201 B Bonaventure Plaza
Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan City 1500
Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: 02 570 5247